1. It is in the middle of woodlands, so we have a lot of shade. I know, by spring, probably, I would choose the open space when the meadows are filled with wildflowers. I can't wait for spring.
2. We will have greater chances of seeing wildlife. But sadly, we hiked middle of the day, that is not probably the best time to see wildlife. We did see a lot of woodpeckers though.
What I like about walking in the middle of the woods, aside from the shade, the trees, the creek, the ponds,